Tracking Down History

By Miranda Rectenwald on April 30, 2020

The story of the ACLU of Missouri is long and complex — and the process for researching this history is the work of many, many individuals. In January 2020, Emily Gross, a Washington University student interning with the ACLU-MO centennial project, spoke with lawyer and journalist Bill Frei...

DSTS Series: Free and Open Source Tools (QGIS, Regex, Postman)

By Jennifer on April 24, 2020

Dorris Scott Social Science Data Curator and GIS Librarian QGIS is an open source, community built tool to view, analyze and create geospatial data and maps. QGIS is a robust tool that is capable of doing sophisticated spatial analyses. It’s easy to use and facilitates elegant map creation....

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Open to All: The Fight to Desegregate St. Louis Restaurants

By Miranda Rectenwald on April 23, 2020

One of the documents preserved in the American Civil Liberties Union of Missouri Records at the Washington University Libraries is this simple black and white mimeographed sheet produced by CORE (Committee of Racial Equality) volunteers working in St. Louis. The page lists “places to eat-fa...

Washington University Libraries Staff Develop New Space Management Tool

By Washington University Libraries on April 23, 2020

Staff members at the Washington University Libraries are using mapping technology to solve the inevitable space-crunch problems that arise from growing physical collections. In response to the need for a mechanism that would allow the University Libraries to visualize the current configuration of...

Washington University Libraries Announce Winners of Student Essay Contest

By Washington University Libraries on April 21, 2020

The Washington University Libraries are happy to announce the winners of the 33rd annual Neureuther Student Book Collection Essay Competition. Named for Carl Neureuther, a 1940 graduate of the Washington University School of Business who set up an endowed book fund for the University Libraries, t...

Sharing and Archiving Your Data During Remote Work

By Jennifer on April 21, 2020

Data Services recognizes that this is a tough time to progress in your research given that collection and analysis have undoubtedly been impacted by our new normal of remote work. One significant step you could take during this time is reviewing and sharing data from projects that have reached a ...

DSTS Series: Free and Open Source Tools (GIMP, Taguette, Recap)

By Jennifer on April 20, 2020

Check back every week, we will share staff picks of some of our favorite free and opens source tools!   April 17th, 2020   Emily Stenberg Scholarly Publishing and Digital Scholarship Manager GNU Image Manipulation Program (GIMP) allows you to edit digital photos and images. This is a us...

Reflections on a Centennial

By Miranda Rectenwald on April 16, 2020

In 2017, the Washington University Libraries’ Julian Edison Department of Special Collections and the ACLU of Missouri began preparation for the ACLU’s centennial in 2020. This work culminated in January 2020, with an event and exhibition at Olin Library. To continue the celebration online, this ...

A Telecommuting Team: University Libraries Staff Adapt to Online Work Environment

By Washington University Libraries on April 14, 2020

Many Washington University Libraries staff members entered uncharted territory when they began working remotely due to COVID-19. But that hasn’t stopped them from using their expertise and energy to find new ways of supporting the Washington University community during this unprecedented time of ...